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Bruno Di Bello

1938 - 2019
Napoli, Italy

1 Works exhibited on Kooness

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Works by Bruno DI Bello

Gloria Swanson


40 x 60cm

7000,00 €

BRUNO DI BELLO born in Torre del Greco, Naples, in 1938. After studying at the Academy of Fine Arts in Naples he began exhibiting . Among the merits of this young training is that of having established direct contact with the coeval Milanese events, thanks above all to the periodical "Documento Sud," an ideal counterpart of "Azimuth."

After the first group exhibitions, in 1960 Di Bello obtained a first solo show at Galleria 2000 in Bologna. In '65 he began to include photography in his work; in '66 he had his first solo show at Lucio Amelio's Modern Art Agency; in 1967 he began to use photosensitive canvas directly and moved to Milan.

The following year he exhibits with the Mec-Art group, theorized by Pierre Restany.

Di Bello investigates the possibilities of decomposition of the image, the icons of the protagonists of the historical avant-gardes and his own artistic myths (Klee, Duchamp, Man Ray, Mondrian and the Russian Constructivists) thus developing an idea of art as a reflection on the history of modern art.

Since the early 1970s, words and concepts appear on his photographic canvases that, by breaking down and reassembling themselves, animate a game of losing and finding meaning.

Other works of the 1970s/80s are executed by drawing on the sensitive canvas directly with the light beam of a flashlight, and in the 1980s Di Bello experimented with a new way of using the photographic technique, juxtaposing between the light source and the canvas human figures and objects that cast their shadows on the latter, then developing the photosensitive canvas with broad strokes of detector as in "Apollo and Daphne in the Earthquake," executed for the Terrae Motus collection set up by Lucio Amelio in 1987 and exhibited in Paris - Grand Palais, now on permanent display at the Reggia di Caserta.

Starting from the 1990s Di Bello devoted himself to the study of new technologies by conducting research on synthetic images, digital photography and new geometries that can be visualized by computer.